Betty Jo Howe

July 26, 2015


Betty Jo Howe, 80, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Clinton House Health & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on April 7, 1935 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia to Charles Louis and Adeline (Durham) Phillips.  She married Jimmie Lee Howe on November 6, 1972 in Richmond, IN and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2005. Betty attended Big Stone Gap schools.  She was punch press operator at P.R. Mallory for 10 years. She attended Living Word Fellowship Church in Frankfort.

Memorials may be made in Betty Jo’s honor to the Clinton House Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation and Services

Private family services will be held at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

Survivors include her Sons: Lonnie Kyle Phillips of Frankfort, Terry Lynn (Joyce) Phillips of Tazwell, TN, and Nicky Douglas Phillips of Florida; Daughters: Rhonda Gail Sinkey of Kentucky, Rebecca Colleen (James) Lawrence of Tennessee, Regina Kay Phillips of Virginia, and Melinda Jane (John) Powers of Arkansas; Sisters: Lilly Pauline Moore of Dayton, OH, and Patty Biesner of Mulberry.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death her husband, a set of twins: Johnny Ray and Teresa Kay Phillips; daughters: Delilah “Karen” Burns and Deborah Gay Sattler; brother: Allen Douglas Phillips and sister: Anna Ruth White.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Betty Jo Howe”

  1. Jackie Larsen July 27, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Rest easy Miss Betty..
    I will remember the time we shared always.
    You had a big impact on the person I’ve grown to be.
    You showed me there is strength in kindness,
    Honor in loving,
    And peace in trust.
    You have joined Heavens best.

    I love you darlin.

  2. Penny Horton July 27, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a very sweet lady.

    Penny Horton

  3. Joe Wells July 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    May God bless and comfort your family now and always. She is with Jesus in a better place, happy healthy and forever young.

  4. katrina fleener July 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Betty was truly a special lady.

  5. Roy and Teresa Gibson July 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Rest in peace sweet Betty Jo, Heaven has gained another sweet angel. You will be missed and remembered here.may GOD bless and keep HIS mighty hand of love and peace upon all the family in their time of grief.

  6. Megan July 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    You’ll be greatly missed Betty. You made a huge impact in the little time I knew you. I’ll be keeping the family in my thoughts.

  7. Carla johnson July 29, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Betty was a wonderful person. I loved taking care of her at Clinton house. I am so sorry for the families loss. My prayers are with u thru this time.

  8. Debra Hartsock July 29, 2015 at 9:45 pm


    I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. May she rest safely and peacefully in the arms of Jesus. praying for your family.


  9. Peggy Foster January 28, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Betty & Jimmie were two of the kindness people I had met & throughly enjoyed spending time with them when I lived in Frankfort. They lived a couple doors down from me at Turtle Creek. Amy Wilcurt & I both adored them. Well Betty you’re now with Jimmie. Rest In Heaven my friend/friends. Sending much Sympathy to the family.

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